Website Updated on 19/2/2024

All Course information on these pages is the 2024 program.  Members who have not enrolled but now want to, need to both  enroll for the new courses, and contact each group's coordinator to ask if they might join.

The February 2024 Newsletter is available on the Newsletters /  Historical Newsletters page and also the 2024 Full Course Details (20 pages) and the Summary of Courses (4 pages) if you wish to read or print them.  The Financial Audit is also available here.

 The 2024 AGM was held Monday 15th January 2024, at 12 Noon.
The "Contact Us" page has the new Committee Members contacts.

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Additional Events

Mana Op-Shop Trip Thursday 7th March

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Invitation from Bill Gebbie, Porirua U3A

  • Over summer Heritage New Zealand is offering special Saturday guided tours of the Old Government Buildings in Wellington. These run from January 13th to March 23rd. The tours are at 10am and 2pm and cost $12 for Gold Card holders. There is so much of interest to hear about the building and its history, and the guide told us fascinating stories along the way. The Old Government Buildings are very close to Wellington Station. Mary and I went on a tour a few months ago and I can't recommend the tours highly enough. You can book a tour here: U3A Mana

Bill's email is [email protected] and his mobile number is 027 677 0180

Hiking for Fitness and Health   (updated 8/1/24)

U3A members are invited to join an established local hiking group to maintain fitness, health and wellbeing. A medium fitness level is required. We meet at Tawa Rugby Club on Thursdays at 9am, for departure 9.20am. A koha is given to the drivers of vehicles each week.

We hike anywhere in the Wellington region and all are lunch hikes. An email as to where we are going, is sent out by the Group leader on the Wednesday prior to the hike, and their choice of hike is based on weather conditions etc. You will need standard hiking gear plus walking poles if you use them, plus morning tea, lunch and water.

This is a well organized and friendly group.

U3A Contact Allan Johnson


Writing Group Articles   Updated 23/9/23

This  Month's Feature Stories:   Seven Reasons Bucket List
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Older stories:   Paris Fashions; Italian Republic Day;  Stones;  A Sense of Place  - Lola Gudsell;  I Couldn't Believe He Would Say That -Brian Brasell;  A Challenge; Carpets and Holy Sox;  Birds by Barbara Boivin; Cities; A Saga;  When I Grow Up; The Storm; Padma -about my life; Educating the Neighbours (and Others) – by Ainsley;  I'm Not Dead Yet ; One ANZAC Day; Leaving ; Epidemic of Love ; Book Published

Poetry:  Where is My Land;  When I was Young

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Recycling Items
The Tawa Lions are running a recycling project.  You may like to contribute.

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Welcome to Tawa U3A

Tawa U3A is a group of people who are free during the day to gather for activities of interest.

We organise courses to teach subjects of interest like Art , Ancestry or Ukulele.

There are Discussion groups where you can express your point of view, and games both indoor and outdoor.

Talks are arranged on topics of interest like Health, History or Travel. We cooperate with other U3A groups and share sessions.

All up, we offer more than 40 learning and social opportunities at minimal cost.

You are certain to find some things that are of interest to you.  


You can email to any committee members on the "Contact Us" page

How to join U3A

Joining U3A Tawa can be done with a minimum of fuss. An easy way is to ring or email one of our Committee members whose names and contacts appear in the Contact Us page of this site.  You can also use our ENROL page or contact info email at the bottom of this page. The bank account numbers for paying the annual sub are also in the Contact Us page or you can pay to a Committee member. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Welcome to U3A Tawa.

You become a member of U3A Tawa by informing us of your name, address, phone number (and email if you have one) and paying the annual subscription.  You can cease being a member either by asking us to remove your name from our list or by not paying the subscription before May each year.

Coming up in the next seven days...

Friday, 1 March 2024
10:00am - Scrabble (jointly with Mana U3A) PLEASE DO NOT ENROL ONLINE - Members' homes
10:00am - 12:00pm - Scrap-Booking / Cards [SCB] RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Community Centre
1:00pm - 2:30pm - Ukulele Strum [UKU] RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Community Centre
10:00am - 11:00am - Tai Chi [TCM] Jointly with Mana U3A - Tawa Union Church Hall
10:00am - 12:00pm - Petanque [PET] RUNS ALL YEAR - Aotea Lagoon
Monday, 4 March 2024
1:15pm - 2:30pm - Choir [CHR] (U3A Singers) RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Union Church
Tuesday, 5 March 2024
2:00pm - 3:30pm - Knitting Together [KNT] RUNS ALL YEAR - Members' homes
9:00am - Tawa- Linden Walkers [TLW] RUNS ALL YEAR - Meet at Tawa Junction, Wellington Beds end of car park
Wednesday, 6 March 2024
10:00am - Current Affairs [CAF] RUNS ALL YEAR - Emmaus Centre
Thursday, 7 March 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm - Art Group [ART] RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Community Centre
2:00pm - 3:30pm - Music Performance Group [MPG] RUNS ALL YEAR - Member's home
10:00am - Ramblers [RBS] RUNS ALL YEAR - Meet at Davies Street/Luckie Street car-park
9:30am - 11:30am - Table Tennis [TTN] RUNS ALL YEAR - Tawa Community Centre Hall
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